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Pictured left to right: Chris Robson, Danielle Potter, Jose Quintanilla, Sylvia Salcedo, Gretchen Swanson, Eric Copeland, Demitrius & Cybele Zeigler (Not pictured: Dawn Mendelson)

The Rose Park Neighborhood Association Board met at The Socialist on Wednesday, April 5th to discuss upcoming plans for beautification and community outreach efforts at Burbank Elementary with plans to design and implement a 10 foot mosaic rainbow mural.

ArtWorksLBC will be implementing a new project at Long Beach Pride and will be reaching out to the community to get involved! Long Beach Pride is celebrating 40 years of producing and supporting activities that educate, encourage and celebrate PRIDE, inclusion, and respect for humanity. The 2023 Pride Festival will take place the weekend of August 5th & 6th.

Plans to continue the activation and design for safer streets along E7th Street with focus on both the south and north side of Dawson, Raymond, St. Louis and Cherry Avenue are underway. Residents interested in helping to connect neighbors and provide outreach are encouraged to reach out at

We have exciting events coming up in June such as the Annual Picnic in Rose Park and the 2nd Annual Block Party happening in August. Stay tuned and get involved by emailing at or message us on Instagram HERE. Subscribe to the ENEWSLETTER HERE.

Safe Streets in Rose Park Neighborhood & New Board Members in 2023

Rose Park Neighborhood Receives America Walks Mini-Grant Award

Rose Park Neighborhood received an America Walks Mini-Grant Award in 2022 for the “State of the Neighborhood”
project that serves to create change and opportunity for walking and movement at the community level. Take a look at the report summary below.

Access the Full Report HERE – Page 93.

Access the Rose Park Neighborhood Directory 2022 HERE

Rose Park Directory & Design by Artist Cheyne Ellet

Eric Copeland Joins Rose Park Neighborhood Association Board

Pictured: Eric Copeland

Meet Eric: Eric was born on the Island of Cyprus into a family of educators, farmers and ministers. He moved with his family to a University town in Kansas and then moved to California where he has lived since he was 12. He’s the youngest of 4 boys and spent all his youth playing as many sports as he could which eventually helped him get scholarships to attend College.

After a short time working in adventure education in Romania, he moved back to Southern California and worked in special education and then homeless services for about 10 years. He has a masters degree in social work from CSULB and is a licensed clinical therapist, currently working part time.

He is married to Kaney and has 2 children age 8 and 6 and has resided in Rose Park since 2016.

As a board member of We Love Long Beach, he’s been passionate about organizing social gatherings in local neighborhoods throughout Long Beach. Within his own neighborhood, he has hosted breakfasts, a block party and worked with local artist Cody Lusby to launch the Roses For Rose Park mural project.

After a brief relocation to New Zealand with his family, he is looking forward to being an active member of Rose Park again. His specific interests include mobilizing neighbors to host gatherings and block parties. He believes these events are an on-ramp to finding out what specific skills and talents are represented on each block.